Serving in our country’s military forces often requires sacrifices. For those who served during a period of wartime, some of the sacrifices and struggles are enormous. These Veterans deserve the support of a grateful nation, and that includes Veteran’s Benefits. Sadly, many Veterans do not believe they qualify for some benefits, or become confused when trying to apply and just give up. Attorney Robert Turner is pleased to assist Veterans with Estate Planning that includes ensuring they receive all the benefits to which they are entitled.
Eligibility Requirements for Veteran’s Benefits
The Veteran’s Administration (VA) determines eligibility for receiving benefits according to a simple set of requirements. Review the following eligibility requirements carefully.
You may qualify for a Veteran’s pension if the following are true:
- You were honorably discharged from service, and
- Your family yearly income and net worth doesn’t exceed certain limits. Attorney Robert Turner can discuss these limits with you.
- You began serving on active duty before September 8, 1980, and you served at least 90 days on active duty with at least 1 day during wartime, or
- You began serving on active duty in an enlisted capacity after September 7, 1980, and served at least 24 months or the full period for which you were called or ordered to active duty (with some exceptions) with at least 1 day during wartime, or
- You were an officer and began serving on active duty after October 16, 1981, and you hadn’t previously served on active duty for at least 24 months.
Age & Health Requirements:
- You’re at least 65 years old, or
- You have a permanent and total disability, or
- You’re a patient in a nursing home for long-term care because of a disability, or
- You’re getting Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income.
You may also qualify for Aid & Attendance Benefits if you served before 1980 and completed at least 90 days of active duty. For veterans who served after 1980, you must have served 24 months or more. A Veteran must also have spent at least one day of active-duty service during a declared wartime and have been honorably discharged.
Veteran’s Benefits Planning in Georgia
As a seasoned VA Benefits Planning Attorney in Georgia, Robert Turner can help you determine eligibility for benefits and construct an estate plan that will consider your benefits from all possible sources. Astute planning can help you stay in your home longer, preserve valuable assets and receive better care for your health and life. Contact us today for more information about Veteran’s benefits and your eligibility.
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